VRMark: Is Your PC Ready for Virtual Reality?

VRMark, by FutureMark is Released!

FutureMark proudly announced today that they have just released VRMark, their new VR benchmark.

VRMark comes with two VR benchmark tests, which you can run on your desktop monitor, no headset required, or on a connected HMD. There is also a free-roaming Experience mode that lets you judge the quality of a system’s VR performance with your own eyes.

Is your PC VR ready? Find out with VRMark, the Virtual Reality Benchmark!

The performance requirements for VR games are much higher than for typical PC games. So if you’re thinking about buying an HTC Vive or an Oculus Rift this holiday, wouldn’t it be good to know that your PC is ready for VR?

VRMark includes two VR benchmark tests that run on your monitor, no headset required. At the end of each test, you’ll see whether your PC is VR-ready, and if not, how far it falls short.

Orange Room Benchmark

Orange Room Screenshot
The VRMark Orange Room benchmark shows the impressive level of detail that can be achieved on a PC that meets the recommended hardware requirements for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. If your PC passes this test, it’s ready for the two most popular VR systems available today.

Blue Room Benchmark

The VRMark Blue Room benchmark is a more demanding test with a greater level of detail. It is the ideal benchmark for comparing high-end systems with specs above the recommended requirements for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. A PC that passes this test will be able to run the latest VR games at the highest settings, and may even be VR-ready for the next generation of VR headsets.

After running a benchmark, you’ll see clearly whether your PC is VR-ready or not. To pass, your PC has to meet or exceed the target frame rate without dropping frames. You also get an overall score, which you can use to compare systems.

Results and reporting

Blue Room Screenshot
Hardware monitoring charts show how your PC performed frame-by-frame. There are charts for frame rate, GPU frequency, GPU load, and GPU temperature.

Experience mode

VR headsets use clever techniques to compensate for missed frames. With Experience mode, you can judge the quality of the VR experience with your own eyes. VRMark Experience mode features free movement, spatial audio, and an interactive flashlight for lighting up the details of the scene. Explore each scene in your own time in VR or on your monitor.

Available Now!

From Futuremark: http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/vrmark
From Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/464170/

Save 25% on VRMark Advanced Edition for the first week after launch.

VRMark Basic Edition (Free Download)
• See if your PC meets the performance requirements for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift
• Test your system’s VR readiness with the Orange Room benchmark
• Explore the Orange Room in Experience mode

VRMark Advanced Edition (R269,00)
• Unlock the Blue Room benchmark for high-performance PCs
• See detailed results and hardware monitoring charts
• Explore both rooms in Experience mode
• Make tests more or less demanding with custom settings.

VRMark Professional Edition (Contact Futuremark for a quote)
• Licensed for business and commercial use
• Script and run tests from the Command Line

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